Camden, ME Society

35th Annual Christmas by the Sea calls for participants

CAMDEN — A much loved holiday tradition is forging ahead to bring good tidings to the Camden area during the first weekend in December, as the Camden Area Business Group presents Christmas by the Sea, according to CABG, in a news release. The 35th annual Christmas by the Sea weekend,...
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Stockton Springs’ Oktoberfest Happening Now!

Even though the official German Oktoberfest in Munich has been cancelled for the year due to the pandemic but you won't have to travel too far to experience an Oktoberfest close by here in Maine. Grab your beer mug and lederhosen! Oktoberfest has been brought to a little town with...
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Rockland Rotarians lend a hand to WindowDressers Community Project

ROCKLAND — Rockland Rotarians volunteered to assist WindowDressers, a nonprofit organization, with their community project gluing, drilling, heat shrinking plastic, and assembling window frames to insulate homes and lower fuel cost for people in the local community. “All participants agreed it was such a well-organized process and felt it was...
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Dyer Hope House opens as new food pantry in Milo

MILO, Maine (WABI) - Hope is the word of the day Saturday as the new Dyer Hope House food pantry opened their doors in Milo. Now named after longtime organizer Hope Dyer and her husband, the center used to be known as the Milo Ecumenical Food Cupboard. But, they outgrew...

Signs of Hope race raises support and funding for mental health

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) -The Signs of Hope race Saturday morning in Augusta set out to offer much more than just a community building 5K. They are looking to raise support and much needed funding for mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Treatments that could save someone’s life. Kennebec Behavioral...

Spend Halloween At Central Churches Great Pumpkin Bash

Are you looking for a safer way to trick or treat vs walking along the side of the road going house to house? The Great Pumpkin Bash is the perfect alternative!. According to a Facebook event page made by Central Church, the Central Churches China campus is hosting its 2nd annual Great Pumpkin Bash. The Bash is happening on Sunday, October 31st, Halloween night, from 4 to 7 pm.

Third Annual Harvest Supper in Waldoboro

Enjoy the fruits of the harvest from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 at the third annual Harvest Supper, at the lower level of the American Legion in Waldoboro, 181 Jefferson St. The Waldoboro Town Republican Committee is hosting and preparing the meal which will be served buffet...

Watershed School to hold session for Climate Action and Leadership Lab

CAMDEN - Watershed School will be holding a virtual information session for their Climate Action and Leadership Lab (CALL) Semester Program on Thursday, October 28, 7 to 8 p.m. Prospective students and their families are invited to learn about CALL, a semester program for high school sophomores and juniors equipping...
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Trekkers’ 10th annual Community Auction fundraiser

Join Trekkers for the annual Community Auction on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Rockland Elks Club, and maybe get some holiday shopping done early! This student-led, community-supported fundraiser features an assortment of items — from handmade creations to goods and services from local businesses, like the FISHER EZ-V Plow. Don’t miss this truly local and fun event!

Belfast bank brings dozens of disabled workers back in-person during pandemic

BELFAST, Maine (WABI) - A Bank of America branch in Belfast hires dozens of Mainers with intellectual and physical disabilities. “I think it’s rewarding, and I believe it’s really great because people don’t realize that people with intellectual and physical disabilities, we can do whatever anybody else can do. We just improvise, and they just have to maybe tweak their wording so that it simplifies it for us to understand, but we’ll get the job done,” said Patricia Saucier, Lead Associate for Support Services at Bank of America.

2021 Pumpkinfest Draws Plenty of Visitors, Despite Cancellation

Pumpkinfest was back this year and artists swarmed Main Street in Damariscotta on Friday, Oct. 8, to turn this year’s harvest of huge pumpkins into a cornucopia of fantastical designs featuring owls and elephants, kraken and comic book characters, ships and sugar plum fairies. Claire Sommer, the volunteer administrative co-chair...
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Bangor homeless shelter plans to expand beds as hotel housing prepares to close

A Bangor homeless shelter plans to grow its number of beds to compensate for the loss of beds when a local hotel stops serving as a homeless shelter at the end of the year. The proposal would expand the number of beds at the Hope House shelter on Corporate Drive from 30 to 43 using portable sleeping barriers within the existing facility. The reconfiguration would allow additional beds at the facility while keeping COVID-19 protocols in place, said Kate Carlisle, spokesperson for Penobscot Community Health Care, which runs the shelter.

12th Annual Joy to be Bald underway

LIBERTY — October continues to get sweeter. Community members in Liberty are supporting an annual event to benefit three local women who are battling different types of cancer. This year marks the 12th annual “Joy to be Bald” fundraiser. The program was founded by Lori Mayer, who lost her close...

LCN Announces Letters to Santa Supplement

While it may only be October, the holiday season is coming up fast. To make sure Santa Claus hears the community’s Christmas wishes, The Lincoln County News is creating a supplement containing letters from local children. A piece of special stationery is contained within this edition of newspaper for children...

Belfast VFW donation campaign begins

BELFAST — The Randall Collins Veterans of Foreign Wars in Belfast kicked off its annual hygiene for heroes campaign Monday. The VFW, along with Ames Elementary School students, will team up to help collect personal hygiene items for the local veteran’s hospital and nursing home. Some items they will be...

A walk in the cemetery with I Know ME

BELFAST — On Saturday, October 2, six youth from three I Know ME cohorts, led by AmeriCorps member Jack Deslippe, collaborated with the Belfast Historical Society and the Grove Cemetery Association to interpret. the lives of luminaries from Belfast’s past. Five members and staff interpreted the lives of Colonial era...

Stewardship Education Alliance cruises aboard Schooner Appledore

“We couldn’t have asked for a better evening, or a more interesting group of people,” said Stewardship Education Alliance. On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, members of the Alliance joined supporters on the schooner Appledore for a meet-and-greet fundraiser cruiser. “The Appledore was incredibly generous in hosting us and providing drinks...

Historical Society Picks Bristol Contractor for Park

The Pemaquid Falls Park team of the Old Bristol Historical Society picked Bristol landscape contractor Natural Concepts, Inc., to transform into reality its plan for the area around the Mill at Pemaquid Falls. Natural Concepts, formed in 1993, has undertaken a variety of landscape projects, ranging from home entryways to...